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Definitions of fugitive

  1. lasting for a markedly brief time; "a fleeting glance"; "fugitive hours"; "rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass"; "a momentary glimpse" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. someone who flees from an uncongenial situation; "fugitives from the seatshops" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. someone who flees from an uncongenial situation; "fugitives from the sweatshops" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. Fleeing from pursuit, danger, restraint, etc., escaping, from service, duty etc.; as, a fugitive solder; a fugitive slave; a fugitive debtor. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. One who flees from pursuit, danger, restraint, service, duty, etc.; a deserter; as, a fugitive from justice. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Something hard to be caught or detained. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Not fixed; not durable; liable to disappear or fall away; volatile; uncertain; evanescent; liable to fade; - applied to material and immaterial things; as, fugitive colors; a fugitive idea. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Unstable; fleeting; as, a fugitive idea; not permanent; fleeing from danger, pursuit, or duty; as, a fugitive slave. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. One who thus flees; a runaway or deserter; as, a fugitive from justice. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. 1. Temporary, transient. 2. Wandering, flying; noting certain inconstant symptoms. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  12. Apt to flee away: uncertain; volatile: perishable: temporary. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. One who flees or has fled from his station or country: one hard to be caught. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. FUGITIVELY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. FUGITIVENESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Fleeing; fleeting; transitory. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. One who flees or has fied. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Fleeing; escaping or escaped; evanescent; momentary. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. One who or that which flees; a runaway; deserter; anything evanescent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Volatile; apt to flee away; readily escaping or disappearing; fleeting; not fixed or durable; fleeing from danger, pursuit, or duty; wandering; vagabond. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. One who flees from his station, duty, or danger; one who has taken refuge from punishment under another power; one not easily caught. Fugitive compositions, such as are short and occasional, written in haste or at intervals, and considered to be fleeting and temporary. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. Apt to flee away; flying; volatile; escaping readily. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. A runaway; a deserter. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. One who flees; always used in law with the implication of a flight, evasion,or escape from some duty or penalty or from the consequences of a misdeed. thelawdictionary.org
  25. Not fixed; not durable; liable to disappear or fall away; volatile; uncertain; evanescent; liable to fade; -- applied to material and immaterial things; as, fugitive colors; a fugitive idea. mso.anu.edu.au
  26. Genesis 4:12 Genesis 4:14 , a rover or wanderer (Heb. n'a); Judges 12:4 , a refugee, one who has escaped (Heb. palit); 2 Kings 25:11 , a deserter, one who has fallen away to the enemy (Heb. nophel); Ezekiel 17:21 , one who has broken away in flight (Heb. mibrah); Isaiah 15:5 ; 43:14 , a breaker away, a fugitive (Heb. beriah), one who flees away. biblestudytools.com
  27. f[=u]j'i-tiv, adj. apt to flee away: uncertain: volatile: perishable: temporary: occasional, written for some passing occasion.--n. one who flees or has fled from his station or country: one hard to be caught.--ns. F[=U]'GIE (Scot.), a cock that will not fight, a runaway; F[=U]'GIE-WARR'ANT, a warrant to apprehend a debtor about to abscond, prob. from the phrase in meditatione fugæ; FUGIT[=A]'TION (Scots law), absconding from justice: outlawry.--adv. FUG'ITIVELY.--n. FUG'ITIVENESS. [Fr.,--L. fugitivus, fug[)e]re, to flee.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  28. [Latin] Wandering, as F. kidney; rapidly disappearing, as F. pains. na
  29. Flying, running a way, that has taken flight; flitting, shifting; evanescent, of short duration, quickly fading; (of literature) of passing interest, ephemeral, occasional. (N.) one who flees esp. from danger, enemy, justice, or owner; exile, refugee. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. Wandering; also transient. American pocket medical dictionary.
  31. n. One who flees from his station or duty; a deserter; one who flees from danger or from punishment. Cabinet Dictionary
  32. Not tenable; unsteady; volatile, apt to fly away; flying, running from danger; flying from duty, falling off; wandering, vagabond. Complete Dictionary
  33. One who runs from his station or duty; one who takes shelter under another power from punishment. Complete Dictionary

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